He Jing | Art Critic and Curator
Born in Qingdao (China), 1982.
He Jing is an art critic and curator based in Beijing. She works currently as editor in chief of LEAP French edition, and curatorial director of Art Project of LEAP and The Art Newspaper China (TANC).
After her BA and MA of Tsinghua University, He Jing finished a research project at l’École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs (ENSAD) in 2009, then received a Master II Professionnel Science et Technique de l’Exposition and Master I Esthétique from Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. In 2012, she worked as a researcher at Centre National Éditions-Arts-Images (CNEAI), and co-curated its first collection exhibition “Promenadologu#1” with the director Sylvie Boulanger. She also assisted Guillaume Désanges in curating the exhibition “Marcel Duchamp” and “Amazing?!Clever?!Linguistic?!, An Adventure in Conceptual Art” in France and Vienna. From 2013 to 2014, she worked as project manager at Perfect Crossovers in Beijing with Jérôme Sans.
He Jing is also a longtime contributor of critical and theoretical essays to such publications as LEAP, Artforum, Flash Art and Artouch.
Selected Curating Experiences:
Liu Xiaohui: The Mystery of Sisphus, Antenna Space, Shanghai, 2015.
Polytypic Evolution, A Close-up Observation, OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shen Zhen, 2014.
Promenadologue#1, CNEAI, Chatou, 2012.
Le Miroir et l’Encyclopédie, Galerie Michel Journiac, Paris, as co-curator and editor-in-chief of catalogue, 2012.
Pré-œuvres, Atelier Guillaume Paris, ENSBA, Paris, 2011.
Nian, Espace des Arts Sans Frontières, Paris, 2011.
Feature | La Fin du Réalisme, LEAP French edition 2015, in Chinese/French.
Publication | The Mystery of Sisphus, exhibition catalogue of Antenna Space, 2015, in Chinese/English.
Feature | La Mémoire Brûle de Giorge Didi-Huberman. The Art Newspaper China (iArt), June 2015, in Chinese.
Interview | Hou Hanru. The Art Newspaper China, April 2015, in Chinese.
Interview | Catherine David. LEAP, April 2015, in Chinese/English.
Exhibition review | New Works#2 - New measurement and Qian Weikang: Two Cases Studies in Early Chinese Conceptual Art . LEAP, April 2015, in Chinese/English.
Exhibition review | Shanghai Biennial 2014: Social Factory. LEAP, February 2015, in Chinese/English.
Exhibition review | Yu Honglei: Fat Mouse, Randian (publication and website), December 2014, in Chinese/English.
Conversation | Ignacio Uriate. White Space online platform, in Chinese/English.
Feature | Exhibiting Graduates: Observed art Close Range. LEAP, December 2014, in Chinese/English.
Roundtable | The Awakening of Individual, conversation with three Chinese young artists, Li Shurui, Xie Molin and Wang Guangle. Flash Art International no.299, in English.
Exhibition review | Taipei Biennial 2014. LEAP, October 2014, in Chinese/English.
Interview | Nicolas Bourriaud. LEAP, August 2014, in Chinese/English.
Feature | Wu Chien-ying, Aesthetic Writing on Naivety, website of Taipei Biennial 2014.
Exhibition review | Zhang Hui, Plaza. June 2014, in Chinese/English.
Publication | Interview with Qiu Xiaofei, in Qiu Xiaofei 2011-2013, Minsheng museum and Beijing Commune, May 2014, in Chinese/English.
Exhibition review | Liu Ding, Washington Lake. Artouch, May 2014, in Chinese.
Interview | Danh Vo, LEAP, April 2014, in Chinese/English.
Feature | Performance art as a multiple media. Collection and Auction, April 2014, in Chinese.
Column “Critical Thinking”#2 | Loris Gréaud, Aesthetic of crossing and passing. VISION, March/April 2014, in Chinese.
Exhibition review | Xu Zhen: A MadeIn Production. Artforum (CN), Feburary 2014, in Chinese.
Column “Critical Thinking”#1 | Adrian Villar Rojas, Film before Revolution. VISION, January/February 2014, in Chinese.
Exhibition review | Qiu Xiaofei: Rauschenberg Said, “The Walking Stick is Longer than the Maulstcik, after all”. LEAP, December 2013, in Chinese/English.
Translation | A Cross-Poetics of the Body and the Image (French-Chinese). ArtTime. November 2013.
Feature | Yin Xiuzhen, Nowhere to land. LEAP, October 2013, in Chinese/English.
Exhibition review | Beuys in China. Artforum (CN), October 2013, in Chinese.
Feature | The concept of contemporary artists’ book, Book Design, July 2013, in Chinese.
Exhibition review | Shi Qing, Theatre for Climate Control. Artforum(CN), May 2013, in Chinese.